Hero’s lacrosse has been recognized as one of the most successful club lacrosse programs in the nation. We believe in hard work and dedication, but above all, we believe in having fun. Our rosters include the finest players from the Baltimore-metropolitan area and our teams are coached by both former and current collegiate players. Hero’s is dedicated to developing top lacrosse players and providing personalized guidance with the collegiate recruitment process.
HTLC is an outgrowth of Hero’s of Howard County, an organization founded by PJ Kesmodel. Hero’s of Howard County runs a summer lacrosse league for high school aged girls. During the late 1990’s, Hero’s sponsored one or more girls’ Hero’s All-Star teams that played in summer lacrosse tournaments. With the recent explosion in growth of women’s lacrosse, the number of tournaments began to increase, as did their importance in the process of college recruitment. In December of 2001, a group of interested volunteers met with the officers of Hero’s of Howard County and decided to use HTLC as the organization to select and sponsor the Hero’s All-Stars tournament teams. Although HTLC is a separate organization, we retain a close connection with Hero’s of Howard County, as evidenced by PJ’s emeritus status on our board. HTLC is organized as a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in the state of Maryland.
Our vision for the 2030 developmental program is to provide a nurturing environment where each player can grow on the field, while building meaningful relationships with teammates. We believe the focus at this early age is developing a love for the game, consequently molding these young prospects into extremely competitive players. Hero’s understands that finding the highest level of coaching is an integral part of the success of this program.
This team will practice four times in the fall.
This team will be included in two optional indoor sessions
Sarah McWilliams was a stand-out defensive midfielder at Drexel. Following her playing career, Sarah served as an assistant coach on the Drexel staff. Under her tutelage, the Drexel defensive squad had members recognized for the All Conference teams, the first such awards in Drexel defensive history. In addition to coordinating the team’s defensive unit, Coach McWilliams also assisted with strength and conditioning, recruiting, alumni relations and fund-raising.
Sarah graduated from Drexel with a degree in Sports Management and also received a Master's in Education. She was the head coach of the Hero’s 2018 team, which placed 17 girls at the collegiate level, 14 at the DI college level, one at the DII level, and two at the DIII level. She is in her tenth year teaching in Howard County, currently teaching 3rd grade.
PJ Kesmodel - Member Emeritus